Emma’s Encore

Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Grade 1 Winner Emma’s Encore Retired

Grade 1 winner Emma’s Encore has been retired from racing, it was reported in the Daily Racing Form. Trained by Allen Jerkens, Emma’s Encore notched victories in the G1 Prioress and G3 Victory Ride last summer. The daughter of Congrats won four of 16 lifetime starts, and earned $398,248. Jerkins told the DRF that the […]

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PR Special Stallion Spotlight: Congrats

The following feature was originally published in the Paulick Report Special, our print edition distributed at the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale One of the best-looking stallions anywhere, Congrats (A.P. Indy) had proven himself a high-class racehorse for breeder Claiborne Farm before his sale to Cloverleaf Farms as a stallion prospect. Winner of the […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bang for the Buck

In 2012, champion Royal Delta ranked at the top of the list of the highest-priced horses that won at least one American Graded Stakes race. The daughter of Empire Maker, who sold for $8.5 million at the 2011 Keeneland November sale, won four graded stakes (including two Grade 1’s) and earned $2,009,251 during the season. […]

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Breeders’ Cup berth on the line in TCA Stakes

Fred Bradley, trainer Buff Bradley, Carl Hurst and Brent Burns’ Groupie Doll, a dominating graded stakes winner in her past three starts, heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 32nd running of the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2). The six-furlong sprint on the main track, a “Win and […]

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Gallant Bloom loaded with talent

Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park attracted 10 fillies and mares, many with an eye on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint in November. “Pretty much all of the top [female sprinters] besides Groupie Doll will be in Saturday’s race,” said Eric Fein, owner of C C’s Pal, 8-1 on […]

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Emma’s Encore, Musical Romance gearing up for Gallant Bloom

Trainer Bill Kaplan confirmed Friday that 2011’s Champion Female Sprinter Musical Romance will make her next start at Belmont Park and arrive on Saturday, September 15 to run in the Grade 2, $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on September 22. The Gallant Bloom is run at 6 1/2 furlongs. With a record of 2-1-0 from five […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Emma’s Encore

Although the victory by Emma’s Encore in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont on July 7 was considered a fluke in some quarters because heavy favorite Agave Kiss was burnt to a crisp in a fierce speed duel, Emma’s Encore came back on Saturday to stamp herself as the leading sprint filly of […]

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Elated Jerkens celebrates first Grade I victory since 2007

Allen Jerkens was all smiles Sunday morning outside his barn, where Emma’s Encore was resting after giving the Hall of Fame trainer his first Grade 1 victory since Miss Shop took the Personal Ensign in 2007.   “It’s always nice when you go home and you know the next year there’s going to be a […]

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Emma’s Encore proves no fluke in Prioress Stakes

Hall of Fame Trainer Allen Jerkens, 83, has won 3,833 races in his career, but none stands out as much as when he saddled Onion to an upset victory over Secretariat in the 1973 Whitney Handicap. On Whitney Day in 2012, Jerkens added to his legacy by sending out Emma’s Encore to a nose victory […]

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